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Politics 101 with Mitch McConnell: Caught with Your Pants Down? Blame the People Looking at Your Butt

What lies at the heart of the Ashley Judd smear plot scandal.

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It's especially effective when you can get uncritical news media just echoing your chamber of horrors.

This is not what you get from the political left in America. You don't get break-ins and black bag jobs and criminal conspiracies from the left in America. Because, for all practical purposes, there is no left in America.

There is another party and it's happy to carry on your warrantless surveillance of innocent citizens, and to expand your growing police state, and to assassinate inconvenient people with drones, but that's not the left. That's just your party by other means.

Politics of Personal Destruction

Mitch McConnell is the guy who made it clear to everyone that he simply didn't care what harm he did to the country as long as he could make Barack Obama a one-term president.

And, for all the pain he inflicted on the rest of us, he didn't even achieve that.

William M. Boardman has over 40 years experience in theatre, radio, TV, print journalism, and non-fiction, including 20 years in the Vermont judiciary. He has received honors from Writers Guild of America, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Vermont Life magazine, and an Emmy Award nomination from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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